Town illuminated at Christmas lights switch on

The festive season officially got underway in Dewsbury on Saturday as Christmas lights illuminated the town.

By Lindsay Pantry
Wednesday, 27th November 2013, 9:56 am
RAMMED OUT Dewsbury Rams mascot Roger the Ram joined in the fun.
RAMMED OUT Dewsbury Rams mascot Roger the Ram joined in the fun.

A Santa’s grotto, street entertainers and Real Radio roadshow kept the crowds entertained before the big switch on.

Dewsbury Rams mascot Roger the Ram was joined by head coach Glenn Morrison and captain Austin Buchanan

Educating Yorkshire stars Matthew Burton and Musharaf Asghar were also on stage to see the lights switched on.

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STAR SUPPORT Dewsbury Rams Glenn Morrison and Austin Buchanan with Educating Yorkshires Matthew Burton and Musharaf Asghar. 056

Mr Burton said: “It was a real privilege for myself and Musharaf to be asked to go along. It’s still very strange to hear people call your name but people had a lot of lovely things to say about the programme and Thornhill.”

Coun Masood Ahmed, chair of Dewsbury Area Committee, said: “The Christmas Lights switch on event was a great success of which Dewsbury can be proud. Thank you to everyone who turned out on such a cold day to enjoy the event.

“Large crowds gathered on Saturday afternoon to enjoy a celebration of the talents of the town with representatives from Dewsbury stage coach, Dewsbury Rams, Gary Sykes and Mr Burton and Musharaf Asghar from Educating Yorkshire providing the entertainment.”

FESTIVE FUN Roger Ram with some festive helpers.
Dewsbury Christmas Lights turn on. Glenn Morrison helps out with the dress the tree competition
SEASONS GREETINGS The lights on the Town Hall. 067
Dewsbury Christmas Lights turn on.